It was an old fashioned weekend. The 'fam' and I headed up to PA to visit my parents and go to the Kutztown Folk Festival. It's become a tradition for us to go every year.
They have great PA Dutch food, exhibits and rides for the kids....
There was a cool game that we watched for a while - where two people are trying to shoot water balloons at each other with a sling shot - it was quite amusing :)
There was also a petting zoo with the cutest animals ever!! Even Hurley enjoyed meeting the animals - there's one picture in this mosaic where he's sniffing a pony. He's probably thinking 'that is one big dog!'
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I even managed to find the one booth that had spinning and weaving!
I dragged Java man over and made him wait while I ooed and aahed all the handspun fibery goodness.
Then... I saw the weirdest thing.
Now - don't freak out when you see this ok?
The faint of heart may not want to look.
In the booth - the same booth that was selling handspun WOOL mind you...
I saw this:
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They are handknit socks... Made out of Acrylic!!!!!!
Now - I'm not a total yarn snob. I have acrylic in my stash. There is a time and a place for acrylic. Socks are never EVER supposed to be made of acrylic in my opinion.
OK - end of vent...
Let's move on to some more fiber related goodness - the quilts!
There's also a huge quilting show and contest during the festival and let me tell you - there are A LOT of entries! All the quilts entered are also available for purchase with the winning quilts being auctioned off at the end.
Here's this year's winner.
And the runners up...
And a whole bunch of others...
Most were very traditional - not many - if any - were modern, but they were still very beautiful.
Another typical sight were Hex signs.
I saved the best for last. Not only did they have all this great artsy goodness - they also had just about every kind of tractor, engine, plow, and farm tool ever made.
What's not to love!
We're off to the beach for the 4th of July holiday - so I want to wish everyone a great week - be safe and watch lots of fireworks!!